When in Rome… Embrace the Culture & Share Some of Yours

by Tru Pettigrew Okay, so I switched up the saying a little. For those who are familiar, the original phrase is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Over the years, the phrase has been shortened to simply “When in Rome”. The intended communication of this commonly used phrase is to conform to the ways of wherever it is that you are. This…

04 Jun 2013
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America’s Veterans & the American Workforce

A resource guide to recruiting, engaging and onboarding our returning heroes Abstract This white paper presents a comprehensive overview of the veterans’ employment and recruiting landscape for both human capital professionals and corporate and government leaders interested in the topic. This wide-ranging discussion touches on the disappointing unemployment rate for veterans of the Iraq-Afghanistan era and suggests a number of reasons why—based on their…

30 Apr 2013
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TMA’s 4th Annual People in Energy Summit will address “The Global Talent Pipeline”

NEW YORK, NY – April 19, 2013 – Talent Management Alliance has announced their keynote speakers for the 4th Annual People in Energy Summit: Talent Management & HSE. People in Energy is the largest human capital conference specifically geared towards the oil and gas industry and is expected to bring over 400 senior Human Resources executives together for 3 days of learning and networking.…

26 Apr 2013
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Communication vital when sharing workforce data

Making the sense of data can be a daunting task. That’s especially true for those in workforce analytics: How can you take the information you’ve developed and present it in a way that’s useful and easy to understand? The key is to make sure you know what the client – whether it’s the finance department or a corporate leadership team -- wants, says Michael…

26 Apr 2013
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FAA furloughs keeping some air travelers waiting

Planning to travel by air any time soon? Better check that the flight is on time. With the nation’s 15,000 air controllers now subject to furloughs as part of the government spending cuts, the FAA says planes may need to take off and land less frequently. As part of the automatic spending cuts that went into effect earlier this spring, but just hitting the…

24 Apr 2013
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Companies doing more to attract, retain veterans

By MaryBeth Matzek Loyalty, leadership and a strong work ethic are just a few of the qualifications that set military veterans apart when they enter the civilian workforce, according to HR leaders. With more companies interested in hiring veterans, additional attention is being paid to help those new workers feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Veterans are entering today’s workforce at the highest clip…

19 Apr 2013
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Multiple factors keeping unemployment rate high

By MaryBeth Matzek When looking at the economy, it seems everything is headed in the right direction: the stock market is up; the housing market is the strongest it’s been in years; and corporate profits are skyrocketing. Despite all that good news, unemployment still remains high – 7.6 percent nationally. Financial experts say that’s because this recovery is unlike one ever seen before in…

19 Apr 2013
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A New Look at Engagement

By: Barb Krantz Taylor Source: Talent Management Original Article Here are nine intangible elements of work that employees rank much higher than salary or perks on engagement surveys. Engaged employees perform at 100 percent of their ability, but the most highly engaged employees perform at 122 percent. This was an assertion made during a Towers Perrin — now Towers Watson — webinar called “Leadership…

21 Oct 2011
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The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work

By JESSICA PRYCE-JONES Source: The Source Original Article I am in a wood-paneled boardroom of a large multinational waiting to make a pitch. My stomach lurches as I anticipate having to use the “H” word to the CEO. It just feels too “new-agey” to associate with the hard-numbered world of business. “We’re here to talk about happiness. Happiness at work.” The words sound so…

21 Oct 2011
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Employee Motivation Tips: The Why Matters

Article Summary For leaders of any kind — managers, supervisors, business owners, coaches, teachers, or parents — the lesson in this story is key to understanding what might motivate someone to take action.... When you find ways to communicate with people about issues bigger and more emotional to them — to them is the key point here — they will move to action to…

20 Sep 2011
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Do Happier People Work Harder?

Article Summary Employee engagement may seem like a frill in a downturn economy. But it can make a big difference in a company’s survival. In a 2010 study, James K. Harter and colleagues found that lower job satisfaction foreshadowed poorer bottom-line performance. Gallup estimates the cost of America’s disengagement crisis at a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. When people don’t care about…

20 Sep 2011
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